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Great Glen, Leicestershire
Group status: The team is reading away and by the sounds of things, having fun doing so. The books are scary, interesting and enjoyable all round.

We are a team made up of about 20 students and some older participants as well, who get together every Thursday lunchtime and read. Perfect!

We are jointly responsible

The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Kendall
Did I find the ending a little simplistic? Yes. Did I find the characters a little stereotypical? Yes. Did I enjoy the split narrative? Yes. Would . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Kendall
I devoured this book over two nights and have the dark circles to prove it. This is the story of a brave, intelligent girl and an exploration of how . . .
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Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Mrs Kendall
I loved this book! It had some excellent sci-fi puns and one of the most accurate descriptions of little ones at a party ever. It was a warm explora . . .
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Wolf Hollow by Mrs Midgley
Wolf Hollow is my favourite book of the Carnegie shortlist so far. The story is about everyday ordinary people doing ordinary things. I was struck b . . .
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Salt to the Sea by Mrs Midgley
Salt to the Sea is a historical novel about an event in history I knew nothing about. That is always something that draws me into a story very easily. . . .
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Railhead by Mrs Midgley
This book is not my favourite genre, but I loved the inventiveness of Philip Reeve in imagining and then describing the world inhabited by Zen Starlin . . .
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The Stars at Oktober Bend by Mrs Midgley
Sadly I gave up on this book partway though. The fault is mine entirely - I am not a good reader of poetry. . . .
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The Smell of Other People's Houses by Mrs Midgley
I love this book. I enjoyed the way in which the main four characters' stories wove together, and then joined up so satisfactorily at the end. The s . . .
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Kibworth High School
Kibworth, Leicestershire
Leysland High School
Who is your favourite author?

Charled Dickens
Roald Dahl
J.K. Rowling
Hannah More
Stephenie Meyer
William Shakespeare
J.R.R. Tolkien
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
Title: Maggot Moon
Author: Sally Gardner
Winning Year: 2013

A ruthless regime is determined to beat its enemies in a race to the moon. But when his best friend Hector is suddenly taken away, it is up to unlikely hero Standish, his grandfather, and a small band of rebels, to confront and defeat the ever-present opp